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Children’s dentistry: Parents should clean baby’s gums


Children's dentistry: Parents should clean baby's gums Parents looking to book a children's dentistry appointment should start cleaning their offspring's gums before the emergence of teeth.

Potentially harmful bacteria found in the mouths of infants could lead to decay prior to the growth of milk teeth, which is why an effective routine is vital from an early age.

This view is echoed by the Daily Mail, which recently reported a study conducted by the University of Illinois that discovered oral health issues could develop in babies.

Leading the research, Professor Kelly Swanson revealed that scientists had found that a "window of infectivity" occurred at a much younger age than originally thought.

"Like many other diseases, dental cavities are a result of many bacteria in a community, not just one pathogen," he added.

The British Dental Health Foundation advises parents to introduce their child to the sights and sounds of a surgery from an early age to remove any worries they may have.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800701016-ADNFCR

Good oral health ‘could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s’


Good oral health 'could reduce risk of Alzheimer's'Health-conscious individuals who attend regular check-ups with an emergency dentist could be limiting their risk of dementia, a study has suggested.

According to the Daily Mail, maintaining a high standard of overall health is vital for staving off the symptoms of Alzheimer's in later life.

The connection was established after Canadian researchers carried out a series of experiments to assess the effects a range of illnesses had on older people.

Scientists revealed that the likelihood of dementia increased 3.2 per cent for every complaint, including poor oral hygiene, which affected them.

"It's very important to try and maintain fitness and health at whatever standard you are able," explained Dr Marie Jackson.

Alzheimer's Association states that age, family history and genetics are the most important factors when considering the likelihood of the illness.

The organisation urges older people to ensure they live an overall healthy lifestyle in a bid to keep their brain and body in a good condition.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800622409-ADNFCR

Debbie Harry ‘has had Botox’


Debbie Harry 'has had Botox'Image-conscious women looking to improve their appearance with anti-wrinkle injections could be interested to hear that Debbie Harry has had Botox.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blondie singer is a big fan of cosmetic procedures and believes stars such as Joan Rivers and Cher have the right idea when it comes to looking good at a more advanced age.

"I don't think any of us want to get older,’ she remarked, "but there are all these things out there that if you want to, you should take advantage of." ".

The 66-year-old went on to predict that she would undergo more cosmetic treatment in the future in a bid to maintain her youthful complexion.

Well-known for her innovative style and red lips, Harry is rumoured to have received a facelift, eyelift and a series of fillers to ensure a young appearance.

Her hugely popular band emerged back on to the music scene in 1999 with hit single Maria, which was their first release since War Child in 1982. ADNFCR-2621-ID-800609953-ADNFCR

Has Simon Cowell had too much Botox?


Has Simon Cowell had too much Botox?The lighting team on Britain's Got Talent reportedly had to act quickly on Monday (May 30th) to combat signs of Simon Cowell's Botox use.

A source told the Daily Mail that the talent show judge and media mogul visibly showed symptoms associated with excessive treatment.

Cowell's eye was wilting a little and a small bruise above his cheekbone could be seen by the live audience, with producers rushing to alter the lighting during the first advertising break.

"Simon has overdone things a little with the Botox and it soon showed up on camera – especially as we film in high definition, which is particularly unforgiving," the anonymous source explained to the publication.

It came to light at the live semi-final of the talent contest created by Cowell, who recently hit the news after firing pop star Cheryl Cole from The X-Factor.

She and Cowell both left the British version of the show to take the format to the US, but the arrangement did not go as planned.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800564259-ADNFCR

Wife demands Botox injections ‘to look like Katie Price’


Wife demands Botox injections 'to look like Katie Price'A British woman spends thousands of pounds of her husband's money on Botox and other cosmetic treatments so she can look like Katie Price.

Lisa Hind from Runcorn in Cheshire has spent an estimated £15,000 in the past four years on the anti-wrinkle injections as well as lip fillers, false nails and hair extensions.

According to the Daily Mail, the 25-year-old, who has met former glamour model Price nine times, told husband Steve she would marry him on the condition he funded her habit.

The aspiring model also revealed she has been on a sun bed every day for the past nine years and does not care about the associated cancer risk.

She said: "I always take my make up off before bed so I've had lipliner, eyeliner and my eyebrows tattooed on in case I get rushed to hospital in the middle of the night."

TV personality Price received Botox injections in front of the cameras for her reality series Katie and Peter: The Next Chapter in 2008.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800561856-ADNFCR

Could Botox act as an instant boob job?


Could Botox act as an instant boob job?Women who feel self conscious about the appearance of their breasts may be interested to hear that Botox treatment could provide a solution.

Unveiled by a Thai dermatologist at the World Conference of Cosmetic and Anti-ageing Medicine in Monte Carlo, the procedure offers instant results with no recovery time, the Daily Mail reports.

Now available to patients in the UK, the injection is said to tone and lift the skin on the breasts – making them appear firmer and younger.

The treatment may be more appealing to some women than surgical procedures, which can require long periods of recovery time.

Anti-ageing specialist Dr Cecilia Tregear from London's Wimpole Skin Care Centre said: "It shapes the breasts, giving them volume and ironing out wrinkles caused by sun damage on the decolletage."

Botox treatment has emerged as a useful tool used by specialists for a number of cosmetic and medical problems.

UK practitioners have recently been awarded a licence to administer the injection to people suffering from chronic migraines.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800559548-ADNFCR

Could dairy products prevent emergency dentistry?


Could dairy products prevent emergency dentistry?People who are worried about needing emergency dentistry should increase their consumption of dairy products, according to new research.

A study, published in the American Journal of Peridontology, revealed that eating foods that are rich in calcium could limit the risk of developing tooth decay, the Daily Mail reports.

Conducted by scientists at the Oral Biology Department at New York State University, the research established a link between the low intake of dairy products and oral health issues.

People who want to ensure their teeth are full of strength should consume regular helpings of milk, cheese and yogurt, as well as leafy vegetables and baked beans, experts have advised.

Spokeswoman for the British Dental Association Jacinta Yeo noted that the development of gum disease can be attributed to a number of alternative factors.

She said: "Calcium is important for strengthening the actual building blocks, but you still have to floss your teeth every day and brush regularly."

WebMD recommends that people consume nuts, milk and a variety of meats to enrich the teeth with beneficial calcium.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800558415-ADNFCR

Jane Fonda confesses to cosmetic dentistry


Jane Fonda confesses to cosmetic dentistryJane Fonda has admitted spending several thousand dollars on cosmetic dentistry as part of her bid to preserve her good looks.

The 73-year-old actress said in an interview with the Daily Mail that she paid $55,000 (£34,100) for a new set of teeth.

Fonda, who has won two Oscars during her screen career, suggested that having money is one of the secrets to looking good in old age.

"It was the teeth or a new car – and I opted for the teeth," she remarked, adding: "It costs a lot to look the way I do."

A healthy sex life has also helped, she remarked, but noted part of success is due to her genes, which she said "cost nothing".

Fonda recently showed off her cosmetic dentistry during the Cannes Film Festival, where she made an appearance to promote her new film Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, which is due out later this year.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800554000-ADNFCR

Experts issue warning over counterfeit Botox


Experts issue warning over counterfeit BotoxPeople contemplating getting Botox treatment have been warned to seek advice from a qualified professional.

A recent documentary revealed that a number of American doctors have purchased fake onabottulinumtoxinA, which could result in dangerous consequences for patients.

Reported on the Dr Oz show, experts estimated that around 20 per cent of Botox on the market is counterfeit, which highlights the importance of visiting a registered practitioner.

Prospective patients have been urged to ensure the treatment is performed in a professional medical environment to ensure their safety in the event of an emergency.

Experts have also advised people contemplating Botox to check the credentials of the practitioner in order to make sure they are appropriately qualified.

This comes after news that a number of British establishments offering Botox to customers had failed to adequately train their staff, the Daily Mail reports.

The Healtcare Advisory Service revealed that in some cases, administrators were permitted to perform the treatment after receiving less than half a day's training.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800527244-ADNFCR

Increase in Botox parties ‘could lead to unqualified practitioners’


Increase in Botox parties 'could lead to unqualified practitioners'People hosting Botox parties with friends are more likely to be receiving treatment from an unqualified practitioner, an expert has claimed.

Consumers could be put at risk when receiving at-home treatments due to unhygienic conditions and possible untrained specialists, claims the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service's Sally Taber.

People considering undergoing Botox treatment should consider their own safety when selecting an institution or practitioner to perform the treatment, Ms Taber reports in the Sun.

Consumers have been advised to be wary of the increased number of beauty consultants calling themselves advanced aesthetic practitioners in a bid to appear professionally qualified to perform the procedure.

Ms Taber told the newspaper: "A practitioner must not only demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy and best clinical practice but also the ability to manage complications such as swelling or an allergic reaction."

This news comes after a number of medical firms were found to be allowing staff to perform Botox treatment on customers after just half a day of training on an orange, the Daily Mail reportsADNFCR-2621-ID-800511761-ADNFCR